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Daniel Palka
OF | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 3, #88, Arizona Diamondbacks | Georgia Tech
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 93 84 4 9 2 4 0 .107 .194 .179 .372
2 Seasons 542 501 60 109 29 71 2 .218 .277 .433 .710
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .107 2 4 0 .372
2 Seasons .218 29 71 2 .710

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2018 27 1839 264 38 14.4 92.6 118.4 11.6 28 .225 .443 .329 .310 .448 49 34.1 6.7
2019 28 383 49 3 6.1 87.4 115.2 15 22.4 .146 .229 .174 .212 .274 34.7 37.6 8.6
2222 313 41 13.1 91.8 118.4 12.2 27.2 .212 .407 .302 .293 .421 46.8 34.7 7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Fastballs 223 58.4 44 37 4 2 0 0 2 19 18 .108 .135 .270 .286 .238 .259 89.4 22 45.1 26.4
2019 Breaking 95 24.9 29 27 3 3 0 0 0 11 16 .111 .150 .111 .180 .139 .181 82.0 12 36.7 25.0
2019 Offspeed 64 16.8 20 20 2 2 0 0 0 5 15 .100 .162 .100 .189 .087 .152 90.9 10 24.3 20.0
2018 Fastballs 1012 55.1 229 205 55 29 8 2 16 64 141 .268 .252 .561 .526 .383 .367 92.6 16 29.6 21.5
2018 Breaking 565 30.8 137 135 27 19 2 0 6 66 69 .200 .183 .348 .318 .239 .222 91.3 10 43.4 31.1
2018 Offspeed 260 14.2 79 76 17 7 4 1 5 23 53 .224 .230 .500 .448 .316 .305 94.1 2 44.7 32.9


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 45.8 26.5 20.1 7.6 41.7 38.6 19.7 2.3 35.6 22.3 18.6 6.1 14.4
2019 49 16.3 14.3 20.4 36.7 49 14.3 2 42.9 32.7 14.3 2 6.1
46.3 24.9 19.2 9.6 40.9 40.3 18.8 2.2 36.7 24 17.9 5.4 13.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Splitter -11.6 -1 9 2.3 5 0 0 0 0 20 20 .184 .226 .178 50
2019 Cutter -4.6 -1 22 5.7 6 .167 .167 .15 42.9 50 42.9 .097 .105 .094 0
2019 Sinker 0.8 0 37 9.7 6 .2 .8 .45 42.1 33.3 25 .268 .871 .508 66.7
2019 Slider -8 -3 41 10.7 14 .077 .077 .114 38.1 35.7 29.4 .177 .218 .207 25
2019 Changeup -4.6 -3 55 14.4 15 .133 .133 .12 27.3 26.7 20 .155 .176 .143 36.4
2019 Curveball -4.6 -3 54 14.1 15 .143 .143 .167 35.7 40 22.2 .125 .144 .157 25
2019 4-Seamer -1.6 -3 164 42.8 32 .077 .192 .222 46.3 43.8 24.6 .118 .215 .245 41.7
2018 Splitter 4.1 1 31 1.7 10 .3 .7 .415 50 30 30 .304 .663 .408 28.6
2018 Cutter 3.5 2 64 3.5 16 .333 .533 .447 22.2 6.3 5.3 .317 .543 .388 35.7
2018 Curveball -0.6 -2 287 15.6 65 .185 .354 .228 47.8 52.3 35.4 .149 .305 .192 45.2
2018 Changeup -0.5 -1 229 12.5 69 .212 .47 .328 44 29 33.3 .219 .415 .29 54.3
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 278 15.1 72 .214 .343 .275 39.3 44.4 27.6 .215 .329 .258 39.5
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 313 17 78 .243 .543 .366 18.5 19.2 22.4 .27 .606 .404 49.1
2018 4-Seamer 0.8 5 635 34.5 135 .275 .575 .408 34.8 35.6 22.7 .234 .477 .344 56.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 445 1837 11 -18 5 7 5
2019 93 382 -7 -8 0 2 -13
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1839 47.2 70.1 72.5 29.9 44.8 42.6 37.4 48.9 36.3 6.4 82.1
2019 383 43.7 69.5 70.7 38.6 47 41.4 44.1 52.2 39.5 5.5 85.7
2222 46.6 70 72.2 31.5 45.3 42.4 38.6 49.5 36.9 6.2 82.6
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2018 35 15 65 83 6 80 96 95 94 2 26 2 43
2019 37
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.7 2 2 0 0 0 2 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.6 -5.2 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 11.6 3.4 undefined undefined
Barrel % 14.4 -8.3 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 49 -14.3 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 28 -5.6 undefined undefined
xBA .225 -0.079 undefined undefined
BA .24 -0.133 undefined undefined
xwOBA .31 -0.098 undefined undefined
wOBA .329 -0.155 undefined undefined
xSLG .443 -0.214 undefined undefined
SLG .484 -0.305 undefined undefined
K% 34.1 3.5 undefined undefined
BB% 6.7 1.9 undefined undefined
Swing % 48.9 3.3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 36.3 3.2 undefined undefined
In Zone % 47.2 -3.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 52.8 3.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 8.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 37.4 6.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 61.5 3 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2018 L 446 210 47.1 .306 .355
2019 L 93 52 55.9 .131 .208

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